Flyers pick up Timander from Islanders

NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia Flyers took another step toward
replenishing a defense corps decimated by injuries by acquiring
Mattias Timander on Thursday from the New York Islanders.

The Islanders received a seventh-round pick in this year's
draft, a selection the Flyers previously picked up in a trade with
the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Philadelphia, which lost four defensemen in the past week, made
its second trade in three days to fill holes on the back line. The
Flyers reluctantly dealt promising young forward Justin Williams to
Carolina for Danny Markov on Tuesday.

Timander, 29, has spent most of the season with Bridgeport of
the AHL. In five games with the Islanders, he had one goal and one

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Timander has 12 goals and 65 points in
385 NHL games over eight seasons with Boston, Columbus and the
Islanders. He had two goals and six assists with Bridgeport.